John Adams Quotes

The purpose of government is to obtain the greatest quantity of human happiness.

 
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John Adams, 1735-1826, 2nd President of the United States (Federalist, MA), Thoughts on Government, 1774

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John Adams
John Adams
  • Born: October 30, 1735
  • Died: July 4, 1826
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: US President, Stateman, Lawyer, Author

John Adams was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as the first vice president (1789–1797) and second president of the United States (1797–1801). He was a lawyer, diplomat, and leader of American independence from Great Britain. Adams was a dedicated diarist, and correspondent with his wife and advisor Abigail, recording important historical information on the era.

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